We’re not sure if more strange things necessarily happen in Lufkin than in other small towns, but the person behind the Lufkin Daily News police blotter has a great appreciation for the absurd. (Learn more about Lufkin Daily News crime reporter Jessica Cooley here).
A disturbance ensued after woman put a fish in victim’s face. Lufkin Police are investigating an alleged assault involving two women, a man and a fish. Two women were “playing around” when one woman put a fish in the other woman’s face around 2 a.m. Sunday.
Two homeless men were arrested early Monday morning after a dog walker in Kiwanis reported that one of them was “yelling, urinating everywhere and seemed intoxicated.” When officers arrived at the park around 2:20 a.m., they found the men, ages 37 and 51, asleep at the gazebo. One of the men reportedly had a case of beer and an open can sitting next to him.
The Angelina County Sheriff’s Office on Friday afternoon responded to a report of an irate man shaking a rifle at people and yelling as he walked down Old Union Road near where it intersects with Mount Carmel. Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches said once on scene, the man had a BB gun and was using it to shoot a snake.
Two girls in their late teens were arrested and charged with shoplifting from several stores Friday in the Lufkin Mall. Stolen items included: Elmo panties, a women’s top, racoon, penguin and owl Ty Beanie Babies, Claire’s pink/white makeup brushes, and several Claire’s belly rings, one of which has not been recovered yet because it is still being worn.